An intensifying Alberta clipper storm system will track into central Manitoba overnight and move across the Red River valley Friday bringing another round of snow to southern Manitoba. Snow from this system is expected to move into The Pas area this evening then spread southeastward through the Interlake areas into southern Manitoba tonight. Snow will become moderate to heavy at times with 5 to 10 cm likely across the Red River valley by Friday afternoon, and 10-15 cm possible through the Interlake areas. An area of freezing rain is also possible over southwest Manitoba this evening and overnight as the clipper system brings in some warmer air aloft. On Friday the clipper will track into the Dakotas with northerly winds behind it dragging colder air in by Friday evening into Friday night. This will lead to colder but sunnier weather for the weekend.
UPDATE: This storm system brought heavy snow to Winnipeg and the northern Red River valley, especially between 9 am and noon. I recorded 3.6 cm of snow between midnight and 7 am, with another 11 cm between 7 am and 1 pm. Snow was especially heavy around 11 am when visibility dropped to 100 metres in heavy snow. Click here for a 24hr time lapse sequence of this day, and note the near zero visibility about half way into the video .